ERIC Number: ED179052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Conducting Needs Assessments and a Report on National Ratios.
Evans, Paul L.
The opinions of 162 psychologists, 842 teachers, 125 public school administrators and 50 state departments of education were surveyed regarding the current status of service delivery and school psychology. The first questionnaire was directed to coordinators of school psychological services and school psychologists and requested information about the academic background and training of the school psychologists. A second questionnaire, disseminated by school psychologists to teachers and public school administrators, queried respondents on which services psychologists performed that they felt were most helpful in the public schools. A third questionnaire, mailed to practicing psychologists, involved rating of specific tasks according to the relative importance of the task to respondents' positions. Among findings was that the most frequent recommendation of public school administrators, school psychologists, and classroom teachers for improving psychological services in the schools is that of reducing the current ratio of psychologists per pupil. Statistical data and sample questionnaires conclude the document. (SBH)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (New York, NY, September 1, 1979).